Following Mark Pedowitz’s contract extension at The CW, the network has also up head of scripted development, Gaye Hirsch, to EVP of Development. Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go.
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A&E greenlights a PI drama, CBS grabs a supernatural cop drama, as well as an assistant comedy, Comedy Central revives a dormant Spike pilot, MTV brings us back to 1993 with some B&B, NBC picks up a new “inception-like” spec from Lone Star creator, adds a Brit reboot, a cheaters love story, and an Arrested Development style laugher. Meanwhile, NCIS gets a renewal, Chase doesn’t, and CBS and Comedy Central add directors to their pilots.
Six Shows a Go at ABC – CBS Revs Up 1 more comedy – FOX adds 2 laughers – and NBC Adds Five.
CBS adds more doctors and PIs to their slate, while Fox goes green for Chicks and Dicks, and NBC goes multicultural with Black & Right. Meanwhile, two directors land on freshly greenlit pilots.
Fox goes to pilot with a 3-way family sports laugher from Veronica Mars creator and a sci-fi-ish new drama from the creator of Heroes, while SyFy renews another actioner for a fourth year.
ABC looks to reboot a classic, and a Packaged Deal, CBS is ready for some Go Time, Comedy Central finally realizes you are Not Normal, NBC finds some Consulting Adults and Playboys, Showtime builds a house of Lies and USA is stuck Awake. Meanwhile, Love Bites loses four, and Temple Hill snags a 2/7.
FOX picks up a father/son dating comedy, HBO gets documental with the Tropic Thunder gang, NBC gets into drug trouble, girl trouble and aging trouble, while USA hands out pilot commitments to a trio of new shows, and Community gets a few more episodes thanks to that spectacular Halloween episode!
CBS looks to duplicate some True Blood success, while also jumping in bed with Craig Ferguson, and CW wants to see what Samuel L. Jackson can do for Sherlock Holmes.
FOX animates two more, Showtime stays in the Jenji business, NBC axes some Smits, Modern Family duo stick around, and TNT gives a green to some pulpy 50’s noir!